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''A Species of Town-Building Madness'': Quindaro and Kansas Territory, 1856-1862
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Title''A Species of Town-Building Madness'': Quindaro and Kansas Territory, 1856-1862
AbstractStory of the town of Quindaro, Kansas, which materialized for a short while on the Missouri River upriver from the Town of Kansas (Kansas City) in 1857. The site was selected by Abelard Guthrie and Charles Robinson and named after Guthrie's wife, Nancy Quindaro Guthrie. It was designed to be a free state port on the west side of the Missouri River. After the early demise of the town, it later became a site of African American development and activities, including the site of Western University.
NotesOn May 13, 1857, the town's newspaper, the 'Quindaro Chindowan', published its first edition. The word "Chindowan" is a Wyandotte Indian word meaning "leader".
AuthorJeff Bremer
DateAutumn 2003
SourceKansas History
LocationPeriodicals
Volume26
Number3
Page156-171
Local SubjectWyandotte County, Kansas
Kansas--History
Quindaro, Kansas
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID209874
CONTENTdm number20144
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